Interested in Becoming an Intern?

The Arts and Technology Track of the VPA department has a steady stream of internships we can offer to our students. We have student interns in video production, television, graphic design, web development, high school teaching (technology), media arts and activism, feature film production, and recording technologies. Most of these students become full time employees at these companies upon graduation.

Our majors have gone on to graduate school, most recently UCSD, UCLA and Vermont College in video and media arts. Many of our students continue as artists after they graduate. They also teach undergraduate courses, and work in the industry once they have graduated. We have students working as design directors, web systems developers, video producers, teachers in media arts programs in high schools, musicians and recording technicians. Internships have prepared our student for positions in Graphic Design, which in San Diego County, the new job growth rate is 24.3%, which is much faster than the county-wide average of 15.3% (2004 Occupational Outlook Report, San Diego Workforce Partnership).

Our alumni also work in technical theater positions at Legoland and other commercial institutions of this type. There is substantial regional demand for graduates from our program, and the Arts and Technology track prepares them for work.

Internships for Fall 2014

We are offering a variety of internships for Arts and Technology students. Below are internship opportunities with Athletics. You will need to interview for this with Matt Berson, contact info below.

There are internships in the Office of Communication. See this link:

If you are interested in an internship in Fall 2014, please contact Kristine Diekman to enroll in VSAR 495 C CRN 49145. If you have an internship already lined up we can discuss that.

Kristine Diekman
Arts 337
Office hours: Tuesday, 1:30 –2:30; Wednesday 2:30 – 4:30

Athletics has an opportunity for students interested in video production for the 2014-15 school year. For the first time this past year (2013-14), we were able to stream all home athletic events live with play-by-play on our Ustream channel. In addition, we created pre-game and post-game video interviews that highlighted our coaches, student-athletes and programs. We did this primarily with student assistance and we'd like to continue to help students gain valuable experience while also creating unique content of our teams, players and coaches.

Here are examples of some things that students have worked on and that the new students would be helping with:

Youtube Channel:

Live streaming on 

Postgame Highlights and Recap: 

Pregame Promo and Interviews: 

Special Projects: (DII Application Video)

Website Design and Maintenance Internship

For the past two years, faculty have been working with two LTWR MA students and the residents of Kamp Katrina, a camp in New Orleans that provides shelter for the city¿s street musicians, on a series of projects to help support this artist community¿a film, a website, and various smaller projects.
We are in need of a student interested in assisting with this project by helping us build a website for Kamp Katrina. We are looking for someone with website development experience who can work collaboratively with us to create and design a website using Dreamweaver or Web PageMaker.  We expect that the website will include the following:
·  Embedded video clips, sound files, and still images
·  Database of visitor information and email lists
·  Hyperlinks
·  Easy transition between multiple pages of content
Once the site is developed, we will need website maintenance and other tasks such as organizing & updating content, creating, editing & optimizing images and transferring files. The student must be familiar with HTML and able to work with our campus¿ IITS office.
The student can enroll in an LTWR or VPA internship, and Dawn Formo will to serve as the supervisor for this project.  
If you are interested, please contact:
Dawn M. Formo, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Instruction and Academic Programs
College of Arts and Sciences
CSU San Marcos
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
(760)750-4199(760)750-4199  (Office)
(760)750-3005 (FAX)

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One Productions

One Productions is now accepting resumes for internships in our new office---downtown Encinitas (walking distance to the beach!)

We are especially looking for students with Final Cut Pro and camera skills.  We have a big 4 day shoot coming up for our TV pilot and have been extremely busy so there is lots of opportunity for learning. (Let me know if you haven't been getting our newsletter and would like it)

Kindest regards,


Melanie N. Bennett
Production Manager
144 W. D. St.
Suite #11
Encinitas  CA  92024


If you are a student interested in taking advantage of an internship for credit you will to pick up form for course VSAR 495C.  This form can be picked up at the VPA Administration Office in ARTS  and must be signed off by a faculty member and the Chair of the VPA department.

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